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Press Release

Rare Watches from Top Brands Highlight Antiquorum’s June Auction in New York

For Immediate Release

June 9, 2017

Rare Watches from ...

New York, June 8, 2017 – Antiquorum Auctioneers is excited to present its June 22nd auction of “Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces” to be held at Antiquorum’s offices located at 805 Third Avenue in New York City. Collectors can look forward to bidding on rare and unique examples from leading brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe and A. Lange & Sohne. Previews will be held in New York on June 19 -21.

Highlighting the sale is the Rolex Ref. 6239 Paul Newman with Tropical Dial in Steel. Unarguably, the most sought-after vintage Rolex sports model today, the so-called “Paul Newman” attracts collectors from across the globe. The present lot showcases the striking “tropical” subdials, naturally faded into a soft and creamy chocolate color, enhancing the exceptional beauty of this piece. Made circa 1965, this is a fine and rare wristwatch with round-button chronograph, registers and tachometer accompanied by service papers dated May 30, 1995.
ROLEX Ref. 6239
Estimate: $70,000 -$100,000

Another extraordinary highlight of the sale is the Patek Philippe Ref. 5078 Minute-Repeater with Black Dial in Platinum. Sold in 2010, this is an extremely fine and rare minute-repeating wristwatch with black dial. It is further accompanied by a certificate of origin and a solid platinum case back.
Estimate: $250,000 - $350,000.

For the A. Lange & Sohne collectors, Antiquorum is proud to offer an A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Ref. 704025 Tourbillon in Platinum with Special Ordered Blue Steel Hands. The present lot is the only known example of this reference in platinum fitted with blue steel hands. The owner was granted a special custom order by Walter Lange, the late honorary Chairman of A. Lange & Sohne. Meticulously preserved in pristine unworn condition, complete with its original accessories, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire this extraordinary piece. Made in 2011, this is an extremely fine and rare platinum wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, off-center hour dial, oversized date and power reserve indication.
A. Lange & Söhne Ref. 704.025
Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Also on the auction block is a Sealed Patek Philippe Ref. 5970 Chronograph Perpetual Calendar in Yellow Gold. Sold in 2008, this outstanding example is a very fine 18K yellow gold wristwatch with square button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar, moon phases and tachometer. It is offered with the original fitted wooden box, Certificate of Origin, solid 18K yellow gold caseback, setting pin and booklets.
Estimate: $90,000 -$130,000

Antiquorum experts are also delighted to offer the Jean Dunand Shabaka Piece Unique in White Gold. Made circa 2007, this is a highly unusual and large, 18K white gold tonneau-shaped, minute-repeating, instantaneous perpetual calendar, moonphase wristwatch that originally retailed for $515,000. It is offered as a complete set with original fitted box, certificate, setting tool and instruction packet.
Jean Dunand
Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

Another outstanding timepiece offered in the sale is the remarkable Christophe Claret Piece Unique Tourbillon De La Roche In Platinum. This unique piece was inspired by Christophe Claret’s acquisition of Chateau De La Roche in the Besancon region of France in September 2005. The property was constructed by Baron Othon De La Roche, Duke of Athens and a knight of the fourth crusade. The caseback engraving meticulously depicts the castle and its surrounding green landscape. Made circa 2005, this is a unique and stunning, platinum and sapphire-set tourbillon wristwatch with a visible one-minute tourbillon regulator movement.
Christophe Claret
Estimate: $55,000 -85,000

Antiquorum experts are also delighted to present a Rolex Ref. 6263 Big Red in Steel. Made in the 1980’s, this is a fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with anti-reflective black bezel, round button chronograph, registers and tachometer.
ROLEX Ref. 6263
Estimate: $25,000 – 35,000

Also not to be missed for the vintage Rolex collector is a Rolex Ref. 6542 GMT Bakelite Bezel with Gilt Tropical Dial in Steel. This timepiece is a beautiful example of the Pilot Tool Watch, the GMT. Bakelite bezels have become extremely rare due to their fragility and were often replaced with later metal inserts. This example retains its original Bakelite bezel and the dial has turned a beautiful brown color. Made in 1955, this is an extremely rare, two time zone, center seconds stainless steel wristwatch with 24 hour bezel and hand.
ROLEX Ref. 6542
Estimate: $15,000 - $35,000

Finally, Antiquorum is pleased to offer an exceptional Patek Philippe Ref. 4347 Lady’s Diamond & Yellow Gold wristwatch. Made in the 1970’s, this is a very fine and rare, rectangular, 18K yellow gold and diamond lady’s wristwatch with a stunning turquoise dial an integral 18K yellow gold woven Patek Philippe mesh bracelet.
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

Auction: Thursday, June 22

Lots 1-208: Starts at 10 am

Auction location:
Antiquorum Auctioneers
805 Third Avenue, 10 fl
New York, NY 10022
Tel (212) 750 -1103


Preview location:
Antiquorum Auctioneers
805 Third Avenue, 10 fl
New York, NY 10022
Tel (212) 750 -1103

Monday, June 19 – Wednesday June 21: 11 am – 7 pm
Thursday, June 22: 11 am – 7 pm

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